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Frenzy VERDICT: Driver in 2017 Times Square assault viewed as not liable by reason of madness

Frenzy VERDICT: Driver in 2017 Times Square assault viewed as not liable by reason of madness

Frenzy VERDICT: Driver in 2017 Times Square assault viewed as not liable by reason of madness

A disturbed driver who killed a vacationer and harming 22 others when he crashed through a Times Square group in 2017 was seen as not dependable by reason of mental illness and imperfection at his preliminary in Manhattan on Wednesday.

An eight-man jury tracked down US Navy veteran Richard Rojas, 31, was not capable on 23 counts connected with his May 18, 2017 frenzy that left 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman dead.

The decision implies Rojas will confront obligatory obligation to a psychological well-being office instead of shipped off jail. Lawyers for the charged, who’d been booted from the Navy in 2014, guaranteed in the preliminary he was intellectually upset and didn’t have the foggiest idea what he was doing.

Rojas, who showed up in court in shackles, is expected back in court Thursday for a conference working on it. He had a few relatives in court who declined remark to The Post after the decision was perused.

Richard Rojas appears in court during the trial.
Richard Rojas appears in court during the trial.
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First responders at the scene in the aftermath of the May 18, 2017 rampage.
First responders at the scene in the aftermath of the May 18, 2017 rampage.
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Wild-eyed Rojas is seen tearing through the crowd in Times Square just before his arrest.
Wild-eyed Rojas is seen tearing through the crowd in Times Square just before his arrest.
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The trial had been delayed several times over the last five years, including because of the COVID-19 shutdown.

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